Undergraduate Education

UCLA offers an astonishing breadth of academic opportunities. When you’re here, you can explore all of your interests to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Beyond the sheer number of fascinating fields of study, our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty will encourage you to expand the limits of what you believe to be possible.

And our location in Los Angeles, one of the most dynamic and culturally rich cities in the world, opens up countless opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Two photos of students walking in front of Royce Hall and on the Hill. Two photos of students walking in front of Royce Hall and on the Hill.

Academic Experience

Small, Interactive Classes

Our compact class sizes enable you to work closely with our amazing faculty and get to know other students. Two out of three UCLA classes have 30 or fewer students. Even smaller are the 200 freshman seminars called “Fiat Lux” (Let There Be Light), each with an intriguing topic and only 10–20 students.

Interdisciplinary Programs

If you are interested in academic disciplines combined in innovative ways, consider interdepartmental majors like global studies, environmental science or neuroscience — taught in collaboration with both medical school and life sciences faculty. Each of our general education “clusters” is a yearlong series of classes with a unifying theme, taught by an interdisciplinary team.

Academics
Students participate in classroom study, presentation and laughs. Students participate in classroom study, presentation and laughs.

Original Research

Over half of our students graduate with research experience in the humanities as well as social sciences, engineering and laboratory sciences. You can pursue your own research interests or work alongside faculty, participate in field research or explore library treasures. Some undergraduates even publish in academic journals.

Research

Internships

In Los Angeles, home of Hollywood and Silicon Beach, you can intern at major tech and entertainment companies as well as government and community organizations. Our Career Center counselors are available to help with interview training, résumé critiques and finding the perfect internship opportunity.

Internships

Study Abroad

Choose from 115 study abroad programs at select institutions in more than 40 countries. From formal classroom study to field research, studying abroad through UCLA allows you to fully immerse yourself in the global community.

Study Abroad